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by StephenGoranson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Qumran Palimpsest?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Qumran Palimpsest?

Additional reports are now available by searching "Qumran paleo-Hebrew" at google news.
by StephenGoranson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Qumran Palimpsest?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Qumran Palimpsest?

Thanks for the link. I don't see indication of a palimpsest, but text revealed by technical means, one-layer, maybe. Another publication, with photos:
https://www.livescience.com/62467-hidde ... rolls.html
by StephenGoranson
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: "new" brief but trilingual inscription on Darius' tomb
Replies: 0
Views: 548

"new" brief but trilingual inscription on Darius' tomb

Arta 2019.001 Soheil Delshad - Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Iranian Studies Mojtaba Doroodi - Shiraz University DNf: A New Inscription Emerges from the Shadow Abstract DNf is a recently-discovered trilingual inscription on the tomb of Darius I at Naqsh-e Rostam. This article presents image...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 36154

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

There is much I do not agree with above, but, for now, I'll just quote one sentence from the article you linked and comment. "Much of palaeographers’ work is dedicated to the decipherment of writing in manuscripts and where there is seldom reason to suspect forgery." Oh? Way back when, in fact, dete...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 36154

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

First let me remind that I do not assume that Smith (who wrote some fine scholarly contributions) had read the novel about Mar Saba; maybe he did or maybe he did not. I do not know. For another example, some of the observations based on the JTS archives by Alan Pantuck are worth considering. Some ob...
by StephenGoranson
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Qumran Cave 12?
Replies: 6
Views: 4260

Re: Qumran Cave 12?

Now (Jan.24) a news article labels a photo of this piece of skin as "This remnant of a casing for a two-millennia-old scroll was found in Cave 53 at Qumran and, archaeologists say, belongs to the Second Temple-period Dead Sea Scrolls, February 8, 2017. (Courtesy Hebrew University)" https://www.times...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 36154

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

The text, in my current opinion, is probably not one that Clement would or did write. To repeat, about the text, C. Murgia, for example, had imo relevant observations about text anomalies. I also recently mentioned here an article by Jonathan Klawans in the latest JQR that also raises questions abou...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 36154

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

I would not say I was hostile to Morton Smith. At a conference I went up to him, and we had a good talk about Dead Sea Scrolls publication. I sent Smith by snail mail two times draft articles which he kindly criticized and mailed back to me. I thought that was generous of him. And I consider Gershom...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 134
Views: 36154

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

The suggested list of "the best we can come up with" item is not complete, imo, and (a), for example, I would not consider one of the main issues (maybe he read it; maybe not). If I were making a list, I might include some of the Smith-Scholem letters. For instance in 1976 Smith wrote Scholem, in pa...